June 07, 2023

Southwest Greens is excited to present a revolutionary innovation in natural infill for artificial turf that is safe for pets: K9 Sand. This remarkable product not only boasts a 100% organic composition, but it’s also renewable and carbon-negative, actively absorbing more carbon from the atmosphere than is required for extracting it. Read on to discover more about K9 Sand for Flagstaff pet turf!



This carbon-negative feature has earned K9 Sand a prestigious negative carbon footprint certification from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). But this is only the tip of the iceberg regarding the advantages of incorporating K9 Sand into your turf project.

K9 Sand is renowned for its round, hard, and uniformly shaped grains, carefully chosen to enhance performance (see Figure 1). Responsibly harvested from naturally found and sustainable deposits on the ocean shelf, K9 Sand ensures environmental sustainability. Southwest Greens utilizes eco-friendly extraction practices, harvesting less than 10% of the total amount renewed each year. This commitment to eco-consciousness ensures that our 100% natural and sustainable turf infill remains in balance with nature.

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Figure 1: Grains of K9 Sand

Once you buy a bag of Southwest Greens' K9 Sand, you'll appreciate its compact and uniform grain size, which makes installation effortless. The uniform and round shape of the grains creates tiny spaces between neighboring particles, significantly enhancing water drainage. Moreover, the gentle shape of K9 Sand reduces wear and tear on artificial grass fibers over time.

The hardness and dustless nature of K9 Sand guarantee a durable and reliable infill solution. But the advantages don't end there — K9 Sand also keeps the turf surface cool. Each grain of K9 Sand is made up of microscopic openings that trap water. As the surface temperature rises, the water in these tiny pores is released, providing natural cooling from evaporation and reducing the temperature by approximately 20°F compared to standard turf infills. With its superior bulk density (106 lbs/ft³), K9 Sand ensures maximum ballast, preventing wrinkling and maintaining an immaculate appearance.



When it comes to eco-conscious practices and sustainability, K9 Sand stands above its competition. It’s non-toxic, doesn’t have any heavy metals and plastics, and embodies an uncompromising commitment to the well-being of our planet. Additionally, K9 Sand offers unique qualities that make it the perfect infill solution for Flagstaff artificial grass for pets. It effectively minimizes the odor of urine (see Figure 2).

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Figure 2: Volatilization of ammonia using K9 Sand vs. Silica Sand

The smell of urine results from the volatilization of ammonia. K9 Sand tackles this issue by stopping the c of ammonia in urine. Additionally, K9 Sand inhibits the growth of bacteria, similar to other turf infills with anti-microbial additives (see Figure 3). These remarkable benefits are achieved without the need for any additives or coatings — K9 Sand is simply harvested from the ocean, meticulously cleaned, and sent to your doorstep.

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Figure 3: ATCC 25922 test protocol results for determining microbial activity


With its sustainable and carbon-negative nature, exceptional drainage capabilities, cooling effect, and pet-safe qualities, K9 Sand represents a revolutionary choice for your artificial turf system. Experience the difference that Southwest Greens' commitment to quality and sustainability can make in upgrading your outdoor spaces. Request a free consult today!